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If the heart of this sinful soul aches from being separated from our Lord, can we humans even fathom the anguish and pain our absence, lack of trust, belief and love in Him causes to His Most Sacred Heart?

For nearly thirty years I have been joyfully getting up in the early morning hours each weekend to adore and worship our loving Lord.

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By Michael Seagriff
Harvesting The Fruits of Contemplation (https://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)
9/10/2020 (2 weeks ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Closed Churches, Eucharist, Fear, Holy Sacrifice of Mass, Lack of Trust

It was heart-wrenching when, without any discussion or exploration of alternatives, our Chapel of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (and others) was summarily closed in the stampede of fear and lack of trust in God that overtook our Church.

Our Adoration Chapels and Churches should never have been closed. Instead, our Bishops should have urged us all to come and spend time on our knees before God making acts of reparation for our unfaithfulness and asking for His mercy, assistance and protection.

We acted then, and in large measure continue to act, as if He is powerless and/or unwilling to do so.

But this abandonment of our Lord imprisoned in the tabernacles of His Churches was well in place prior to the pandemic, since so few Catholics (relatively speaking) actually believe that Jesus is really, substantially and physical present in the Sacred Eucharist.

Since the closing of our Chapel, with the exception of a ten day to two week period when no one was permitted to enter any of the Churches in our Diocese and a few times when the unheated Church was just too cold, I tried to remain faithful to my weekly Holy Hours by sitting in front of the tabernacle by myself in the main body of the Church. This weekend I was prevented from visiting Him. I was unable to unlock the Church's door - the combination lock either malfunctioned or the entry code was changed.

My heart aches.

If the heart of this sinful soul aches from being separated from our Lord, can we humans even fathom the anguish and pain our absence, lack of trust, belief and love in Him causes to His Most Sacred Heart?

Please view this brief trailer. I share it, not to promote my book, but in hopes that it might encourage more Catholics to look at their relationship with our Lord through His eyes and not from the pit of human fear:

Oh, that we would have the courage to cast out fear and place our trust completely in Him! 

Let us run to be with Him. Let us quench His Thirst to be loved!      

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My blog where I promote zeal for the salvation of souls, awe and amazement for the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and fidelity to the Truths of our Catholic Faith.

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